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#1
So there are a few of these kids at school that now play 7 string guitars and they can hardly play it but only like 2 can play it right .They look down at me cause I play a 6 string but I'm not phased with any 7 string player or 6 string player personally.Do you guys think that 7 string players are more talented or special than a 6 string guitarist?

Personally, I don't think so to me I think that it is the person that has the skills inside of themselves cause I saw better 7 string players than 6 string players and better 6 string players better than 7 string players.
#2
7 - string players are just as good as 6'ers...trust me, my bassist's brother has an Ibanez 7 string and I can play it (person who has never touched a 7-string) better than he can, quite funny actually. He was like "betcha can't sweep..." so, I showed him!

Anyways, yeah, if you can play with better overall feeling and skill, that means you are ten times better and 7 string guitarists just have an easier downtuning method...their standard tuning equals B standard...so c'mon
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#3
I think the amount of strings on one's guitar doesn't make one any more "godly." But I think that 7 strings are more interesting because their is a wider amount of possible notes/tonalities.
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#4
your not more talented,i know a guy that plays 7 string and i was pissing around on it, i could do wome stuff better then he could . but personal i will stick with my 6 string thanks.
#5
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Do you guys think that 7 string players are more talented or special than a 6 string guitarist?


No

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Personally, I don't think so to me I think that it is the person that has the skills inside of themselves cause I saw better 7 string players than 6 string players and better 6 string players better than 7 string players.


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#6
**** 7 strings.

Chuck Berry didn't need **** like that back in the day.
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#7
Get the Ibanez RG2228 and profit.

If 7>6, then clearly 8>7.
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#8
Slash started with a 1 string acoustic and I bet he played the hell outa that thing.
Keith Richards doesn't use a low E string most of the time...that's 5 strings.

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#9
More strings does not mean more skill. In the words of Dime, "If you can't play 6 strings, what makes you think adding an seventh will help?"
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#10
dude theyre not better than you unless they can play better...just cause they have seven strings doesnt mean they're better unless they can play them better...
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#11
I was hoping for a story about how you challenged them to a guitar battle and melted their faces right off, ending the duel by snapping all the strings on their guitars with one final bend of your own.

It's the player that makes the guitar, not the other way around.
#12
Steve Vai made the 7 string what it is today, have you seen him play one since Passion and Warfare, No i haven't either. Six is all you need, and again it's the player not the #of strings
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all the best guitarists use 6 strings... page, hendrix etc


Excellent argument, you got me there. Oh wait, that's a shit argument and many great guitarists use 7-strings: Petrucci, Vai, Loomis, etc. All three of which are more highly skilled than Page and Hendrix, and, in my opinion, make more interesting music.

Not that number of strings has anything at all to do with skill
#18
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Fixed!


Awesome...decent grammar for the win. For future reference...there's the edit button (for the original poster).

As for the topic, it's really what you want to play that determines the guitar you'll get or the strings it'll have. For heavily downtuned (drop-A and below) stuff, there's the option of a baritone guitar or a seven string, the latter is useful if you have good pick control and don't want to frequently switch between drop and standard between songs.

As for those guys, they are elitist jerks.
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Excellent argument, you got me there. Oh wait, that's a shit argument and many great guitarists use 7-strings: Petrucci, Vai, Loomis, etc. All three of which are more highly skilled than Page and Hendrix, and, in my opinion, make more interesting music.

Not that number of strings has anything at all to do with skill


Nice.

Seriously, # of strings has nothing o do with skill whatsoever. It comes down to what is more conducive to your personal playing. Personally, I'd like to try a 7, but I'm perfectly fine with 6.
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#20
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**** 7 strings.

Chuck Berry didn't need **** like that back in the day.


LOL you know, thats such a smartass answer but you're right and he could rip. Its not about being technical but about being musical (or should be anyways). Thats what pisses me off about todays music and peoples mentalities. "ZOMG LYK DRAGONFORCE PLY SOOO FAST!!!"

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#21
Personally, I don't care for seven strings. It seems excessive, to me. I agree, though. The same theory and technique that a six string player can master is the same across the number of strings available.
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#22
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Excellent argument, you got me there. Oh wait, that's a shit argument and many great guitarists use 7-strings: Petrucci, Vai, Loomis, etc. All three of which are more highly skilled than Page and Hendrix, and, in my opinion, make more interesting music.

Not that number of strings has anything at all to do with skill


lol dude


#23
BUUUUUT Jimmy Page had a double necked guitar with 18 strings, right? That HAS to beat out 7! Even if his music is uninteresting...
#24
Depends.

Just because you play a 7 string doesn't make you more superior. 7 strings do make you a better player over time though. Your left hand dexterity is much better due to the larger neck, wider stretches, and more awkward potential chordings. Your right hand is more accurate because there are more strings to pick between.

If you took 2 clones, taught them the same things at the same time, I do believe over a period of 6 months to a year the 7 stringer would be a better player.
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#25
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Depends.

Just because you play a 7 string doesn't make you more superior. 7 strings do make you a better player over time though. Your left hand dexterity is much better due to the larger neck, wider stretches, and more awkward potential chordings. Your right hand is more accurate because there are more strings to pick between.

If you took 2 clones, taught them the same things at the same time, I do believe over a period of 6 months to a year the 7 stringer would be a better player.


i can see where you are coming from but i completely disagree.
playing guitar is as hard as YOU make it to be, whether playing 7 or 6 strings.
i do not think you would become a better player overtime.

If i were to have the same argument with a 4 and 5 string bass i think most would agree it is of the same difficulty

larger neck =/= more dexterity either and they sometimes could do wider stretches but not by much

i also do not believe that a 7 string player would do better than a six stringer after six months or so

but its all an opinion i gues
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#26
I think the OP needs to quit bitching about 7 strings and go back to his first grade English class and maybe listen to his teacher. I'm sure the guys who use the 7 strings can at least speak English correctly.

Oh and guys, you are not supposed to put "more" before "superior".

WRONG: Seven strings are more superior.
RIGHT: Seven strings are superior.
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#27
its not about how many strings your guitar has, its what you can do with them.
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#29
They're both equal. I disagree with the person who said that someone who plays a 7 string will, in time be better than someone who plays a 6 string. As other people have said, it's how you play it. It's got nothing to do with the number of strings. That's my opinion.
#30
I have a very high quality 7 string and play it all the time and I'd have to say that the only difference at all is the adjustment to the thickness of the neck and the idea of having an extra string on your guitar. Overall it takes only a few minutes to adjust lol!

After a while, I'm simply thinking of selling it. I've had enough time having fun fooling with it, and pretty much imo the extra string just adds too much of a hassle.
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#31
7 stringers need less talent cause its easir with 7 strings!!!
just kidding
but i like 6 strings way better than 7 strings
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#32
If they think they're better than you for having a low B string, ten bucks says their either two things:

- TeH Br00tulZZ Metalheads that can create lots of bass.
- Wanky shredders who think they're cool cuz they have more notes available.

I personally liked a lot of the 7 strings I've played, and i'm neither someone looking just to create alot of low end chunk (constantly trying to improve leads and phrasing), but I found them cool, and able to create some fast note changes. However, they don't make you better than everyone else.

Put it this way, Tony Iommi didn't need a 7 string to bring doom into music, and Jason Becker never needed a 7 string to shred fast.
#33
anyone that would argue that there better than you for this isnt worth your time... thats like someone telling me they are a better mechanic cause they drive a nicer car, or cause they live on a "farm"... it dosent make sence
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#34
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Slash started with a 1 string acoustic and I bet he played the hell outa that thing.
Keith Richards doesn't use a low E string most of the time...that's 5 strings.

...as the saying goes: "It's the Indian not the arrow." So ya, it doesn't matter what guitar or how many strings you play. It's how you play it.


+1


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#36
Quote by T.Rextacy
**** 7 strings.

Chuck Berry didn't need **** like that back in the day.


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#37
It's the player, not the guitar. Period.
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anyway, it's stupid to say a guitarist has more talent because he added one extra string onto his guitar. it's the same player just different instrument.
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#39
its not harder to play, just an extra string to use so you dont need two differently tuned guitars....
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#40
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they get to play 4 more notes than us 6-stringers.

big woop.


5 notes, almost half an octave - why don't you just get rid of your low E string so you only have five strings? You'll only lose another 5 notes, and it will be easier to play
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